Ralph Kiner
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"Ralph McPherran Kiner" was an American Major League Baseball player. An outfielder, Kiner played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, and Cleveland Indians from 1946 through 1955. He also served as an announcer for the New York Mets from the team's inception until his death. Though injuries forced his retirement from active play after 10 seasons, Kiner's tremendous slugging outpaced all of his National League contemporaries between the years 1946 and 1952. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975.

At the time of his death, baseball writer Marty Noble named Kiner "one of baseball's genuine and most charming gentlemen".

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Cadillacs are down at the end of the bat.

I think one of the most difficult things for anyone who's played baseball is to accept the fact that maybe the players today are playing just as well as ever.

All of his saves have come in relief appearances.

All the trainers in all the ballparks had them.

Darryl Strawberry has been voted to the Hall of Fame five years in a row.

You needed to perform your best and you were going to use everything that's legal to help you do it. You worked to get that job and you wanted to stay in the lineup. If you got out of the lineup, you might never get back in.

If Casey Stengel were alive today, he'd be spinning in his grave.

Just one. When your ex-wife remarries.

All of the Mets road wins against the Dodgers this year occurred at Dodger Stadium.